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Setup for the Eclipse IDE is optional. See the Eclipse for Daffodil page.

IMPORTANT: You are expected to use the versions of the tools below that are given at Tested/Verified Tool Versions.

You will need to:

  1. Install Java Software Development Kit aka SDK or JDK. (Note: Not only the Java Runtime Environment or JRE, you need the full JDK)
  1. Install SBT
    • Note: you need sbt even if you intend to do development from an IDE like Eclipse. There are things built using sbt that are necessary for the IDE environment.

    • You can find SBT installation instructions here:

  1. Install Git
  1. Configure SBT
  2. Obtain Daffodil Source - See Getting Daffodil
  3. Execute a Preliminary Build to Retrieve Libraries
  4. Build Daffodil
  5. Run Daffodil
  6. Development Workflow